Demi Moore and Bruce Willis’s youngest daughter, Tallulah Willis, is reportedly doing a stint in rehab for cocaine and alcohol issues. The 20-year-old was supposedly issued an ultimatum by her parents that prompted her to agree to go.
“Tallulah was pretty much given an ultimatum,” a source says. “Her parents were about to take away everything from her.”
A fashion blogger, Tallulah was probably the most affected of the three sisters by Demi Moore and Bruce Willis’s divorce back in 2000. She was also exceedingly pained by Demi Moore’s own rehab stint in 2012 following her split from Ashton Kutcher.
A rather cryptic tweet posted by Tallulah on July 23rd indicated she was likely on her way to rehab.
— buuski willis (@buuuski) July 23, 2014
“When Demi was hospitalized, Tallulah didn’t show up to school for days because she was too embarrassed,” a former classmate told the media. “She was very open about Demi’s issues and would sort of imply, ‘Of course I have issues too, look at my mom.'”
Both Demi Moore and Bruce Willis are said to have made frequent visits to The Meadows treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona, where Tallulah has reportedly been for a few weeks now. Sources say Bruce is far more stern about her recovery than Demi is.
“If Bruce suspected that Tallulah had any kind of substance abuse problem, he would have demanded for her to get help,” a source close to Demi Moore said. “Demi’s take is that Tallulah is still very young and trying to find herself.”
That’s the attitude that found Demi in trouble herself just a couple of short years ago. At the time, daughter Rumer Willis was even partying with her easy-going mom.
When Tallulah Willis was just thirteen she was diagnosed with body dysmorphia. Hopefully that is being addressed while she is in rehab, too, as old issues like that can reappear when drugs and alcohol are added to the mix.
It probably isn’t a huge surprise that one of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis’s daughters is said to be suffering from an alcohol and substance abuse problem. While their dad has gone on to live a respectable life–both personally and professionally–Demi married a much younger man–Ashton Kutcher–and then fell apart when he cheated on her with a woman closer to his own age. She took to drinking and was reportedly using drugs, and exhibiting some extremely bizarre behavior. Ashton is now engaged to Mila Kunis, and is expecting a baby in the very near future.
Hopefully Tallulah Willis stays in rehab as long as her caregivers and doctors deem necessary, and it would probably be best if Bruce Willis oversees her day-to-day activities for a while once she is released.
Do you think Demi Moore has what it takes to keep a responsible watch over Tallulah when she leaves rehab? Or is Demi still fighting too many demons of her own?
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